Nanoose Bay Real Estate
Nanoose Bay is a small coastal community located 10 kilometers north of Lantzville, with almost six thousand residents calling this beautiful area home. Perhaps most well-known for its gorgeous views, residents of Nanoose Bay also enjoy the multitude of outdoor recreation opportunities and its convenient location. Homes in Nanoose Bay wind along tree-lined streets and slope towards the waterfront—and the further buyers venture towards the ocean, the larger the properties become! Be sure to reach out to Carly Carey to see if there are any unlisted or upcoming options to explore, or read more about real estate in Nanoose Bay.
Nanoose Bay Real Estate Statistics
|Total Nanoose Bay Listings||72|
|Avg. Days On Market||70|
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Nanoose Bay Real Estate Highlights
01Campgrounds, hiking trails, parks, and more!
02Close proximity to surrounding cities
03Charming, small-town lifestyle
04Private, forest properties
Nanoose Bay Real Estate
The Nanoose Bay housing market is what you’d expect from a quaint, waterfront town. The single family homes sit on large properties, and some even expand over acres. There’s quite a bit of range in this community, so most buyers are presented with properties of all types! Expect to come across million dollar waterfront estates, luxury family homes, and ocean view cottages.
Nanoose Bay's rural setting attracts those looking to enjoy a laid-back lifestyle, and the Fairwinds Golf Course and community offers just that. This country club style community is equipped with a fitness centre, tennis courts, and so much more. Buyers can find lots ready for new construction as well as beautiful homes that are move-in ready.
Nanoose Bay At A Glance
Nanoose Bay is a cozy, yet eventful, area. There's almost always something happening around town, from seasonal events to annual festivals—all against the backdrop of the beautiful coast. If you're left looking for a bit more, head to neighbouring communities of Parksville, Lantzville, and Nanaimo.
Nanoose Bay is a destination for those looking to explore Vancouver Island's natural areas, a few of which may be just minutes from your new home. Here’s a small sampling:
- Moorecroft Regional Park, where you can view Douglas Fir, Arbutus, and Garry Oak trees.
- Enos Lake, surrounded by winding trails and unique wildlife.
- Schooner Cove Marina, a site of massive yachts, fishing vessels, and ocean wildlife.
Top Nanoose Bay Highlights & Amenities
Nanoose Bay offers residents a peaceful coastal lifestyle and a plethora of outdoor activities. Within the community, you’ll find the Nanoose Library, Nanoose Place Community Centre, Nanoose Bay Elementary School, and a number of neighbourhood parks.
This beautiful waterfront community attracts nature-lovers, for there are many trails and nature preserves in and around the area. Hikers, boaters, snorkelers—and even clam digging enthusiasts!—are right at home in gorgeous Nanoose Bay. Some of the trails, green spaces, and parks in the area include:
Shooting Star Falls Trail
Qualicum National Wildlife Area Nanoose Bay
Brickyard Community Park
Beachcomber Regional Park
Notch Hill Loop Trail
There are even more hiking trails and parks in the surrounding communities. Englishman River Regional Park is located to the north in Parksville, while the Copley Ridge Recreational Area is located to the south in Lantzville. Dolphin Bay is located to the east, and is home to the Fairwinds Marina and adjoining restaurant, the golf course, and Dolphin Beach—a popular destination for divers. This area is mostly residential, with some golf course homes, with a large forested area in the south.
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Nanoose Bay Real Estate Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Does Nanoose Bay allow swimming?
A: Yes, you can swim at Nanoose Bay. Many also enjoy kayaking and snorkeling.
Q: Is Nanoose Bay a good place to live?
A: This small community is a great place to live—and ideal for those who long for a quiet, waterfront home away from the hustle and bustle of Vancouver or Nanaimo.
Q: Can I dig for oysters or clams in Nanoose Bay?
A: Nanoose Bay is home to the Nanoose Bay Recreational Shellfish Reserve. Here, you can dig for clams and oysters, however you must take care when accessing the area as you cross over private property. You also must have a valid license to dig.
Q: How far is Nanoose Bay from Nanaimo?
A: Nanaimo is roughly 26 kilometers south of Nanoose Bay—about a 30-minute drive by car.